Bryan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Virginia Tech. His current research interests include understanding how phages influence bacterial consortia, their implications for the microbial ecology within the gut, and ultimately how phages and their communities can be modulated for therapeutic purposes. He is also interested in developing biomaterials for improving delivery and diagnosis within the gastrointestinal tract. Prior to starting at VT in January 2020, Bryan was a Rosenbloom Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard Medical School in the lab of Dr. Pamela Silver studying the effects of lytic phages on defined commensal bacterial communities in the gut in collaboration with Dr. Georg Gerber. He earned his PhD in Chemistry at MIT developing polymeric drug delivery formulations in the lab of Dr. Paula Hammond. Bryan also holds bachelors’ degrees in Chemical Engineering and Materials Science from the University of California, Berkeley.
Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences